Cuyahoga Valley National Park hosts pair of concerts

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – Lee Murdock will perform May 12 at 8 p.m. at Happy Days Visitor Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park as a part of River Day, the annual clean up of the Cuyahoga River.

Murdock celebrates River Day by sharing the music of the Great Lakes. Murdock’s songs tell the stories of heroic deeds, tragic shipwrecks, and the lives of the people who make their homes and their living along the shores of the Great Lakes.

Murdock is noted as a fluent instrumentalist, playing the six- and 12-string guitars. His musical influences span 15 generations, from ancient Celtic music to Scott Joplin rags; rhythm and blues to contemporary.

Bluegrass band.

Blue Highway will perform at Happy Days Visitor Center May 19 at 8 p.m.

This Tennessee-based quintet has capped its rise to the top of bluegrass with its latest self-titled album on Ricky Skaggs’ new label, Ceili Music.

In 1995, Blue Highway released its debut album, “It’s a Long, Long Road,” and since has earned multiple accolades, including Emerging Artist and Album of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Admission for each show is $10 for adults, $8 for Cuyahoga Valley Association, and $5 for children 3-12. Tickets are sold only at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. for both performances.

Happy Days Visitor Center is located on state Route 303, west of Route 8 in Boston Heights.

For more information call 216-524-1497 or 800-445-9667.

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